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Department of English & Philosophy

English and Philosophy students gain real-world experience in Drexel’s Co-op program, the Drexel Publishing Group, Community-Based Learning courses and more.

Drexel University’s Department of English and Philosophy offers undergraduate degrees in English, with concentrations in Literary Studies and Writing; Philosophy; and Philosophy, Politics and Economics; as well as a variety of minors and certificate programs.

The Drexel Co-Op

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.

Learn more about the Drexel Co-Op Program

Community-Based Learning

From writing the life journal of a hospice patient, to exploring war stories alongside veterans, our unique Community-Based Learning courses allow students to gain a deeper appreciation for course material as they learn alongside our community.

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Drexel Publishing Group

Students interested in writing, editing and publishing can build their skills in those areas by working with the Drexel Publishing Group, which oversees The 33rd, Write Now Philly, and related projects. Students can also work with Maya, Drexel’s student-run, undergraduate literary magazine.

Events with Writers and Thinkers

Students gain insider insight into the fields of literature, writing and philosophy through a wide variety of events. The department has hosted discussions with experts like Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone; Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights;” and distinguished philosophers like Robert Audi, Sally Haslanger and Neil Sinhibabu. The English program presents an annual Drexel Writing Festival featuring invited guests and workshops, while the Philosophy program holds a Faculty Work-in-Progress series attended by students and faculty alike.

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student Niayla-Dia Murray
“I wanted a field of study that would fuel my curious nature and allow me to apply what I’m learning to modern-day issues. It turns out that I absolutely love my philosophy major.” Niayla-Dia MurrayBA Philosophy & BA Political Science ‘20
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Recent News

  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Blue Drexel dragon logo CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • a collage of drawings including hands, books, pens, paper and other writing tools with a bubble that says "creative writing." MFA Program Launches Scholarship Fund to Support Marginalized Writers

    When the first cohort of students in Drexel’s MFA in Creative Writing program graduated, in the spring of 2021, its members raised and donated $1,300 to fund the program’s civic engagement efforts. The gesture was well in keeping with a core tenet of the University, the College and the program itself, and it touched MFA program director Nomi Eve deeply.

  • A copy of the book A Legacy to Share held up on Drexel's campus Student Interns in Drexel Publishing Group Produce Book Honoring Black Alumni Experience During Homecoming Weekend, the Drexel Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) launched a special collection of essays. Titled A Legacy to Share, the new book honors over 50 years of history since the first wave of Black students arrived on Drexel’s campus in the late 1960s. Student interns in the Drexel Publishing Group were responsible for copy editing, proofreading and applying styles for formatting the book.

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Prospective Students

Please email coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


Undergraduate Advising

Paige Chmielewski, Academic Adviser, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Paige Chmielewski

Academic Adviser
Korman Center 297
215.895.0271 | pr37@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser
3018 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2590 | jeg362@drexel.edu

Kate Hughes, Associate Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences

Kate Hughes

Associate Director and Academic Adviser
Academic Building, 311
215.895.1208 | kfh28@drexel.edu

Storylab

Sharpened pencils in a cup

Drexel Storylab is a College of Arts and Sciences initiative housed in the Department English and Philosophy. Storylab is a creative and professional resource for non-traditional students: professional adults, Drexel Alumni, current Drexel professors and other interested community members.

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Contact Us

Department of English & Philosophy

5016 MacAlister Hall
3250-60 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Main office: 215.895.6911
Drexel Writing Center: 215.895.6633